On This Day

Deaths in Sport on March 17

  • 1965 Almos Alonzo Stagg, American football coach (University of Chicago), dies in California at 102
  • 1972 Manny Martindale, West Indian cricketer (10 Tests for WI, 34 wickets), dies at 62
  • 1978 George Dickinson, cricketer (8 wickets in 3 Tests for NZ), dies
  • 1979 Merv Inverarity, cricketer (father of John WA player 1925-40), dies
  • 1981 Paul Dean, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 68
  • 1985 Dattu Phadkar, Indian cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies at 59
  • 1988 Reg Sinfield, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1938), dies
  • 1994 Ellsworth Vines, American tennis player (US Open 1931-32; Wimbledon 1932), golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), dies at 82
  • 2001 Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), dies at 53
  • 2002 Paul Runyan, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1934, 38; Ryder Cup 1933, 35), dies at 93
  • 2006 Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (b. 1913)
  • 2009 Whitey Lockman, American baseball player, dies at 82
  • 2015 Bob Appleyard, English cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career), dies at 90
  • 2020 Roger Mayweather, American boxer (WBA & lineal super featherweight title 1983-84, WBC light welterweight 1987-89; IBO light welterweight; IBO welterweight 1994-95), dies at 58